The current development kernel is 2.5.62
, which was released
by Linus on February 17. It
included a new version of the dentry cache which uses read-copy-update for
lockless file lookups, a number of architecture updates, some kbuild fixes
(including module alias and device table support), more signal cleanup
work, and (a classic sign that the freeze is progressing) lots of spelling
fixes. The long-format changelog
2.5.61 was released on February 14.
Changes in this release include a number of
SCSI driver fixes, an x86-64 merge, a new set of AGP changes, some ACPI
work, an SCTP update, and, of course, numerous other fixes. Once again,
long-format changelog for the details.
Linus's (pre-2.5.63) BitKeeper tree contains, as of this writing, the
longstanding POSIX timers patch (but without the high-resolution
timers), a new set of IDE changes (see below), updates for obscure
architectures (Visual Workstation, v850, m68k-nommu), an ACPI update
(including the license change to dual BSD/GPL), and another big set of
The current stable kernel is 2.4.20; there have been no 2.4.21
prepatches issued over the last week.
Alan Cox has released the fourth 2.2.24 release
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